The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology: An A - Z Guide to the Myths and Legends of the Ancient World
The myths and legends of the ancient worlds, from Greece, Rome and Egypt to the Norse and Celtic lands, through Persia and India to China and the Far East. A comprehensive A to Z of the classic stories of gods and goddesses, heroes and mythical beasts, wizards and warriors.
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Nature Spirits THE dramatic landscape of Scandinavia, with its electric skies, icy
wastes and seething springs, was easily peopled with nature spirits. Such spirits
roamed the mountains and snow slopes as fearsome frost, storm and fire giants,
Originally nature spirits, they are a disruptive influence on humankind, capable of
causing madness. A sinful man risks being turned into a djinnee (a lesser djinn)
after his death. The Protective Spirits Iabove) of ancient Iranian mythology were ...
They are often benign, and are worshipped as protective spirits and bringers of
fertility. Female yakshas are known as yakshis. In Buddhism, the yakshas are
sometimes wild creatures who haunt lonely places and show hostility towards
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Comprehensive reference guide to world mythology with sections on classical world, norse lands, south and central asia, egypt and west asia, celtic world, east asia. Entries are made in A-Z format within each main section with lots of full colour illustrations and photos. Read full review